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[texts]Maintenance Manual, Star Selectro-Matic Quadder (Model F) - Star Parts Company
A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 41
[texts]Elrod[:] For Producing High-Quality Strip and Base Material - Ludlow Typograph Company
A tri-fold six-page sales brochure promoting the capabilities of the Elrod stripcaster manufactured by the Ludlow Typograph Company of Chicago. It illustrates an electrically heated Model F Elrod.
Keywords: stripcasting; material making; printing
Downloads: 67
[texts]Linotype General Maintenance (Part IV): Distribution and Driving - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"General Maintenance (Part IV): Distribution and Driving." (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1942.) This is a booklet in the "Linotype Life Extension" series. Printing code: 610.25-C-U-22X. In addition to its material on the Distribution and Driving sections of the machine, this booklet also includes a section on Adjustments of all divisions of the Linotype.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 9
[texts]GB Patent 11,915 of 1906, Type Casting Machine - Philip G. Nuernberger and George Rettig, Jr.
British patent 11,915 of 1906. Accepted 1906-11-15. Application date 1906-05-22. Philip George Nuernberger and George Rettig, Jr. "Type Casting Machine."
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 65
[texts]Adjustment and Maintenance of the Linotype Elektron: Assembling and Line Delivery - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The June, 1964 edition of Service Instruction No. 22 for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company's "Elektron" line of Linotype composing linecasting machines.
Keywords: mergenthaler; linotype; elektron
Downloads: 2
[texts]Parts Catalog for the Linotype Hydraquadder, Catalog No. 58 - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Parts Catalog for the Mergenthaler Linotype Hydraquadder. Catalog No. 58. First Release. Printing code: 741.58-D-WW-4X. Includes the Manual Hydraquadder and the Electrically Controlled Hydraquadder.
Keywords: Linotype; linecasting; parts; operation and maintenance
Downloads: 61
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-1 to F-5 - Ludlow Typograph Company
This upload failed for technical reasons. For a successful version, see: http://archive.org/details/LudlowSalesmensBook47F01F05try2 These are sections F-1 through F-5 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sale force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typefaces No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 8
[texts]The Book of the Matrix Announcing Specimen Book of Type Styles - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The Book of the Matrix[:] Announcing Specimen Book of Type Styles . (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1916). While this is in theory a prospectus for a type specimen book, it contains no specimens and little typographical information per se. Rather, it emphasizes the manufacturing capabilities of the Mergenthaler company. 16pp. It contains photographs of the Mergenthaler main office (Tribune Building), selling offices, and Brooklyn plant (exterior and some interior views)...
Keywords: mergenthaler linotype; matrix; type specimens
Downloads: 75
[texts][Nuernberger-Rettig Typecaster Advertisement] - Universal Automatic Typecasting Machine Company
A full-page advertisement by the Universal Automatic Typecasting Machine Company for the Nuernberger-Rettig typecaster (sorts caster). It appeared on p. 165 (the rear pastedown) of The Chicago Printing Trades Blue Book (Chicago: A. F. Lewis and Company, 1911).
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 56
[texts]Reduce Your Dross Loss 40 to 50 [percent] with the New Monomelt Dross Sifter - The Monomelt Company, Inc.
Advertising flyer and simple instructions for the Monomelt Dross Sifter, a device to sift usable typemetal out of linecasting or typecasting dross. No date, but the patent for this device (US patent no. 2,151,996) was filed in 1936 and issued in 1939.
Keywords: linecasting; typecasting; printing
Downloads: 40
[texts]Linotype Finishing Procedure - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedure for doing the final assembly and adjustment ("finishing") of a mostly-assembled Linotype. This is a factory procedure, but this document was furnished to a customer, along with the Mergenthaler "Erection and Inspection Report" checklist (also included here) for final assembly at the customer's site. This procedure also includes the official Mergenthaler specifications for slug dimensional tolerances.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 75
[texts]Directions for Care and Cleaning Continuous Strip Lead and Rule Molds - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
Instructional brochure on cleaning the 1R, 1RA, and 1RB lead and rule molds molds for the Lanston Monotype Machine Company Type and Rule Caster. Single sheet folded to give 16 pages. Printing code: 8087-6-21-2M-Fr. "Style 1R Mold, for rules and high and low leads and slugs in any given point-size from 1 1/2 to 12-point inclusive." "Style 1RA mold, for high or low tie-up slugs and electrotype bearers in 12-point." "Style 1RB mold, for 6-point column-rule, also 6-point standard rules and high and ...
Keywords: lanston monotype; monotype; typecasting; printing materials; leads; slugs; rule
Downloads: 55
[texts]US Patent 908.519, Type-Casting Machine - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 908,519. Filed 1907-01-31. Issued 1909-01-05. John S. Thompson. Type-Casting Machine.
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 81
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-36 to F-40 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-36 through F-40 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 36 (Mandate), No. 37 (Eden), No. 38 (Hauser Script), No. 39 (Plantin), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 59
[texts]Corona [typeface] - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The derivation process for this item failed on an Internet Archive technical problem. Rather than have them re-start it manually it was easier just to re-do the item. So see instead: https://archive.org/details/LinotypeCorona1951try2
Keywords: linotype; printing type
Downloads: 9
[texts]Proposed Draft for a Syllabus of Typographic Taxonomy - Paul Hayden Duensing
This is an outline of the entire field of making metal printing type (all forms of matrix making and typecasting). It is notable because it includes methods which were historically important, such as electroforming from pattern types (patrices), but which have been forgotten. By way of contrast, most treatments of type-making deal with only one method and presume that it is the only method. This document was published by the Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing and presented at ...
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; punchcutting; matrix engraving; type-making; printing type
Downloads: 125
[texts]Miller Automatic Feeder Book of Instructions - Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
Instruction manual for the Miller Automatic [paper] Feeders for platen printing presses
Keywords: printing; press; feeders
Downloads: 20
[texts]Office Supply Catalog [Collier Stationery Company] - Collier Stationery Company
A 36 page office supply catalog issued by the Collier Stationery Company of Keokuk, Iowa. The catalog number is obliterated on the original. Based on internal evidence, this catalog dates from around 1909. (It mentions the Fox Visible Typewriter as "New"; the Fox Visible was introduced in 1906 and the Fox company ceased business in 1921. One of the date stamps illustrated is shown stamping a date in 1909.) This catalog is of particular interest as it shows copy press or "letter press" letter cop...
Keywords: office supplies; copy press; letter press; pens; letter files
Downloads: 197
[texts]Miller High Speed Press Operating Instructions - Miller Printing Machinery Company
Operating instructions (typescript) for the Miller "High-Speed" cylinder printing press. No date, but pre-WWII (manufacture of the press was not resumed after the war).
Keywords: printing
Downloads: 147
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-41 to F-45 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-41 through F-45 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 41 (Stencil), No. 42 (Coronet), No. 43 (Radiant), No. 44 (Commerce Gothic), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 38
[texts]US Patent 1,119,733, Type-Casting Machine - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,119,733. Filed 1906-01-06. Issued 1914-12-01. John S. Thompson. "Type-Casting Machine."
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 72
[texts]US Patent 1, 618, 170. Composing-Room Saw [workholding clamp] - Edward Cheshire
United States patent 1,618,170. Issued 1927-02-22. Filed 1923-09-15 as application serial number 662,840. Edward Cheshire. "Composing-Room Saw." Not assigned.
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 62
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-16 to F-20 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-16 through F-20 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 16 (Fraktur), No. 17 (Engravers Bold [n.b., no apostrophe]), No. 18 (Victoria Italic), No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 38
[texts]Weights and Measurements for Linotype Machines for Export - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
Literature documenting the weights and measurements of Blue Streak, Comet, and Rangemaster era Linotypes stripped for export. Also appendices on procedures for stripping a Model 31 Linotype (both "strip to base" and "factory strip").
Downloads: 87
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "EL-MO" (Elrod Molds) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "EL-MO" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Molds for the Elrod stripcasting machine.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index....
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 26
[texts]Remington Notes, Vol. 4, No. 7 (May 1918) - Remington Typewriter Company
"Remington Notes," Vol. 4, No. 7 (May 1918). A house organ "published for stenographers and typists by the Remington Typewriter Company." This number is notable for an obituary (and portrait) of William K. Jenne (1837-1918), the now unknown engineer who actually made the typewriter work
Keywords: typewriters; william k. jenne
Downloads: 18
[texts]Linotype General Maintenance (Part I): Routine Checkups, Cleaning and Lubrication - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"General Maintenance (Part I): Routine Checkups, Cleaning and Lubrication." (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1942.) This is a booklet in the "Linotype Life Extension" series. Printing code: 610.25-C-U-22X.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 13
[texts]US Patent 2,088,306, Base for Printing Plates - Lester A. Neumann
United States patent 2,088,306. Filed 1934-10-06 (as application serial number 747,158). Issued 1937-07-27. Lester A. Neumann (assigned to M & L Typesetting and Electrotyping Company (Chicago)). Base for Printing Plates.
Keywords: printing plates; printing base; electrotype base; typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing types
Downloads: 60
[texts]US Patent 1,291,259, Metal-Casting Machine [Ejector for a Fusion Stripcaster] - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,291,259. Filed 1917-08-11. Issued 1919-01-14. John S. Thompson. Metal-Casting Machine [Ejector for a Fusion Stripcaster]
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; stripcasting; material making; printing type
Downloads: 122
[texts]Model DS Elrod Price List of Parts - Ludlow Typograph Company
An illustrated (3 pages of drawings) parts list, with prices, for the Model DS Elrod machine manufactured by the Ludlow Typograph Company. The Elrod was a machine for continuously casting letterpress printing strip material (leads and rule). This price list is undated, but probably predates 1943 as it has no city zone codes in its address (zone codes were used in a later parts list).
Keywords: stripcasting; letterpress printing
Downloads: 77
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "Terms" (Terms for Sales) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "Terms" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Ludlow Typograph Company Terms for sales.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index....
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 28
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-51 to F-54 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-51 through F-54 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 51 (Formal Script), No. 52 (Florentine), No. 53 (Wave), and No. 54 (Times new Roman).Note that Formal Script is one of the few Ludlow faces which requires a special ...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 34
[texts]Type Founders' Equipment - Williams Engineering Company, Ltd.
Very short illustrated catalog of type founders' equipment from the Williams Engineering Company, Ltd. No date, but this is all 19th century hand and pivotal machine typecasting equipment. This publication must certainly date from at least 1917 (the introduction of numbers into London Postal District codes) but be earlier than 1920 (for while it shows a Justifier's Pump, it does not mention the Williams Engineering Company's Nodis Caster, introduced by 1920).
Keywords: typefounding; typecasting
Downloads: 114
[texts]Instructions for Erecting Blue Streak Model 5 Linotype - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedures for erecting a Model 5 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 137
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-1 to F-5 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-1 through F-5 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 1 (Caslon), No. 2 (Cheltenham), No. 3 (Bodoni), No. 4 (Cushing Antique), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 33
[texts]Duex Automatic Spaceband Cleaner[manual, Intertype version] - Duex Engineering Products
"Parts Catalogue [and] Instructions for Installation[,] Function and Care of DUEX Automatic Spaceband Cleaner On All Intertype Machines Except Models F4, F4-4SM, G4, G4-4SM, H." An instruction and parts manual for the Duex spaceband cleaner. This unit mounted directly to the spaceband box of a Linotype or Intertype and cleaned the spacebands as they were released. This manual is for the Intertype version of the device.
Keywords: linecasters; intertype; linotype; spaceband
Downloads: 72
[texts]Austrian Patent 50,876, Thompson Type Machine Company, Letterngiessmaschine - Thompson Type Machine Company
Austrian patent 50,876. Filed 1908-03-23. Issued 1911-06-01. Filed by the Thompson Type Machine Company (Chicago).
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 105
[texts]US Patent 1,133,198, Type-Casting Machine [Matrix Carrier] - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,133,198. Filed 1912-04-15. Issued 1915-03-23. John S. Thompson. Type-Casting Machine [Matrix Carrier]
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 62
[texts]Monotype Strip Rule Designs and Cornerpieces to Match - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
This is a specimen of non-ornamental rule and corresponding corner-pieces with matrices to be used in the Lanston Monotype Type-&-Rule Caster, the Lanston Monotype Material Making Machine / Junior Material Making Machine, or both.  Undated, but probably 1922-1925. For a discussion of the confusing way in which these machines are named in this document, see the original presentation of this digital version at:  http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/stripcasters/monotype/sales/ind...
Keywords: stripcasting; material making; lanston monotype
Downloads: 31
[texts]US Patent 1,812,685. Composing Room Machine - Edward Cheshire
United States patent 1,812,685. Issued 1931-06-30. Filed 1927-06-03 as application serial number 196,196. Edward Cheshire. "Composing Room Machine." [Combined router, type-high machine, drill, jig-saw,and broacher] NOTE: the correct patent number is 1,812,685. The URL for this page encodes "1813685"; this is a typographical error, but it's easier to leave it than to fix it.
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 57
[texts]There's a Star Quadder To Meet Every "White Space" need - Star Parts Company
Eight page advertising brochure for the product line of Star Quadders. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 71
[texts]US Patent 1,345,286, Type-Casting Machine [Fusion Stripcasting Attachment] - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,345,286. Filed 1916-02-07. Issued 1920-06-29. John S. Thompson. Type-Casting Machine [Fusion Stripcasting Attachment for a Type-Casting Machine]
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; stripcasting; material making; printing type
Downloads: 52
[texts]Linotype Lubrication - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"Linotype Lubrication." (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1945. Printing code 610.19-I-X-2X (which dates it to September 1945 by the Mergenthaler coding of dates in their printing codes). This material appeared originally in the book "Linotype Machine Principles" (1940), which is online at linotype.org . It was later reprinted in a booklet in the "Linotype Life Extension" series: "General Maintenance (Part I): Routine Checkups, Cleaning and Lubrication" (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Li...
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 19
[texts]US Patent 830,358, Type-Casting Mold - Philip G. Nuernberger and George Rettig, Jr.
United States patent 830,358. Issued 1906-09-04. Filed 1905-05-15 as application serial number 260,581, copending with application serial number 256,930, which was issued as patent 853,647 on 1907-05-14. Philip G. Nuernberger and George Rettig, Jr. "Type-Casting Mold." Not assigned.
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 58
[texts]Autosetter ... the modern method of setting type from tape - Star Parts Company
Twelve page brochure for the Star Autosetter, a tape-compatible solid-state electronic alternative to the Teletypesetter Operating Unit. With an optical 6-level paper tape reader.
Keywords: linecasting; linotype; intertype; star parts; teletypesetter; tts
Downloads: 29
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-21 to F-25 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-21 through F-25 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 21 (Delphian Open Title), No. 22 (Ultra-Modern), No. 23 (Typewriter [Underwood Bold]), No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 40
[texts]Let's Make a B for Bennett - Warren Chappell
A booklet by illustrator and type designer Warren Chappell, published by "Friends of Paul Bennett" (dated 1953-12-03), sketching the process of traditional type punchcutting using a counterpunch. The treatment is correct and well illustrated, but exceedingly brief. A portion of the print run was distributed, at Bennett's request, as Monograph 40 of The Typophiles.
Downloads: 65
[texts]The Collectanea Typographica of Henry Lewis Bullen - James Eckman
This is James Eckman's bibliography of the articles by Henry Lewis Bullen which appeared in his "Collectanea Typographica" series in The Inland Printer from 1918 to 1931 (with interruptions). Note that it does not inlude other articles by Bullen, even when they appeared in the same issue of The Inland Printer. This volume was printed by Eckman at his private press (The Doomsday Press, Rochester, MN)...
Keywords: bullen; printing history
Downloads: 10
[texts]US Army Supply Manual ORD 7-8 SNL J-191 for the Devere Model 20 Cutter Grinder - United States Department of the Army
Department of the Army Supply Manual ORD 7-8 SNL J-191. "GRINDER, TOOL AND CUTTER, BENCH TYPE, 1/4 HP, 110 V, 60 C., SGLE-PH, W/ACCESSORIES (DEVERE MODEL 20) (40-G-168-85). 1954-04-06. A 14 page parts and requisitioning manual, illustrated with one overall view of this tool cutter grinder and its accessories.
Keywords: tool grinding; cutter grinding; sharpening
Downloads: 153
[texts]Remington Notes, Vol. 4, No. 4 (May 1917) - Remington Typewriter Company
"Remington Notes," Vol. 4, No. 4 (May 1917). A house organ "published for stenographers and typists by the Remington Typewriter Company."
Keywords: typewriters
Downloads: 17
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